Aufkl. Gr. 122 Apr 1941

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3 Apr 1941 – 4(F)./122 sent out sorties to the east coast of England, one such sortie was attacked off Cromer by aircraft of 222 Sqdn RAF.[1]

10 Apr 1941 – The morning reconnaissance sortie to Newcastle was despatched by 3(F)./122 but failed to return.

Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes
10 Apr1941 3(F)./122 Ju 88A-5 F6+NL 0529 Shot down by Spitfires of 72 Sqdn, crashed at Alnmouth, Northumberland at 19.40. Lt Rolf Brösse (F), Uffz. Ernst Helmer (B), Fw Karl Düx (Bf) and Fw. Otto Gröbke (Bm) killed. [2]

14 Apr 1941- Ju 88D-2 of 1(F)./122 struck the ground at Lille-Vendeville and was destoyed, the four crew escaped with injuries.[3]

14-15 Apr 1941 – An aircraft of 1(F)./122 took part in an attack on South Shields together with one from I./KG4.

19 Apr 1941 – 1(F)./122 sent one aircraft on a general reconnaissance over the U.K.

Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes
27-28 Apr 1941 1(F)./122 Ju 88D-2 F6+AI 0813 Lost to unknown circumstances, crew MIA.[4]
27-28 Apr 1941 4(F)./122 Ju 88A-1 F6+AM 0294 Shot down into the Solent by a Beaufighter of 219 Sqdn - - P/O(?) Dudley Ormston Hobbis 219 Sqn, flying a Beaufighter If, claimed an u/i a/c on this date. [5]Lt.H.Berger, Fw G. Klier (F), Fw A. Reicherzer and Gefr. W. Paulke all killed.

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  1. Bowyer – Air Raid p169
  2. Lw Qu M Gen Returns 12 Apr 1941
  3. LdZ
  4. Remi Tracanelli – via e-mail 10/04/05 – Wk Nr &verbandskennzeichen
  5. Additional information regarding the 219 Sqdn claim from Andy Fletcher on the Luftwaffe Bulletin Board 11 Jan 2006
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